NTSB Identification: ATL85FLT01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26084.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 07, 1984 in ATHENS, TN
Aircraft: MITCHELL RONALD A SKYBOLT, registration: N8506C
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND INVERTED WITH THE RT WING AND NOSE HITTING FIRST. WITNESSES SAID THAT THE ACFT APPEARED TO BE DOING AEROBATICS AND ENTERED A FLAT INVERTED SPIN. THE PLT/OWNER IN THE BACK SEAT HELD AN ATP CERTIFICATEAND REPORTEDLY HAD OVER 1000 HRS SINGLE ENG FLT TIME. THE FRONT SEAT OCCUPANT WAS A PVT PLT WITH ABOUT 300 HRS SINGLE ENG FLT TIME WITH NO SOLO TIME IN THIS MAKE OF ACFT. IT IS UNKNOWN WHO WAS FLYING THE DUAL CONTROL ACFT BUT THE REAR SEAT PLTS LEFT ARM WAS FRACTURED WHILE THE FRONT SEAT PLT HAD NO BROKEN BONES IN THE HANDS OR FEET.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

STALL/SPIN..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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